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By Babyforyou.net.ua April 5, 2019
Kicking off the year Babyforyou.net.ua recorded $1.4 billion in Q1 funding spread out over 49 companies. This number exceeded the amount of last year’s Q1 funding, which came in at $1.2 billion.   Earlier this week Rock Health released its funding report for the quarter racking $986 million of investments across 61 deals in the US. Meanwhile Startup Health reported $2.8 billion in funding last...

PatientsLikeMe founder Jamie Heywood and iCorbonX founder Jun Wang pose together.

By Dave Muoio April 4, 2019
A Chinese firm holding the majority stake of PatientsLikeMe, an online network for information, support and study recruitment for chronic conditions, is facing pressure from a US federal committee to sell its shares of the company due to concerns of foreign investment and influence, according to a CNBC report citing anonymous insiders. iCarbonX, a health data and genomics company founded by...
By Laura Lovett April 4, 2019
This morning, maternal health focused femtech company Advantia Health announced that it has acquired Pacify, a live video chat platform for new and soon-to-be moms.  As part of the deal Advantia Health, which provides in-person care with a companion care coordination platform, will now be able to offer its members video chats. Advantia Health estimates that the services will be available to...
By Jonah Comstock April 3, 2019
The first quarter of 2019 is behind us and both Rock Health and Startup Health have released their funding report for the quarter. Both agree that funding for Q1 2019 is down relative to other recent years. But both see other reasons to be optimistic about digital health investment. Rock Health tracked $986 million of investment across 61 digital health deals in the US, which is lower than both...
By Jonah Comstock April 3, 2019
Giblib, a medical education streaming service with offerings including both VR and traditional videos of medical lectures and surgeries, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding, with participation from some notable strategic investors. Those include Mayo Clinic, the Venture Reality Fund, Wavemaker 360, USC Marshall Venture Fund and Michelson 20MM. “With our partners’ support, Giblib is uniquely...
By Laura Lovett April 2, 2019
Yesterday NextGen Jane, a femtech company focused on reproductive health, announced that it scored $9 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Material Impact, with participation from Access Industries, Viking Global Investors, Liminal Ventures and unnamed angel investors.  WHAT THEY DO  The Oakland, California-based startup uses tampons in order to tell women about their reproductive...
By Dave Muoio April 2, 2019
Boston-based addiction recovery platform DynamiCare Health has collected $4.1 million in seed funding from Hyperplane Venture Capital, former US Representative Patrick J. Kennedy and other unnamed investors. What they do Founded in 2016, DynamiCare Health has built a platform supports users’ substance use disorder recovery with a number of smartphone-based features. These include random breath...

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By Laura Lovett April 2, 2019
This morning London-based femtech company Elvie announced that it raised $42 million in Series B funding. The latest round was led by IPGL with participation from Octopus Ventures and Impact Ventures UK.  WHAT THEY DO The women-led startup has developed two main products in the feminine care space; a pelvic floor trainer and a breast pump.   The first, called Elvie Trainer, was launched in 2014...
By Dave Muoio April 2, 2019
Blueprint, a startup building software for mental health data collection and clinician review, has raised $1.3 million in a funding round led by Lightbank and Hyde Park Angels. What they do Blueprint’s app-based platform distributes standardized clinical assessments to patients and automatically logging behavioral factors such as sleep or exercise with the smartphone’s sensors. Data from both of...

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By Laura Lovett March 28, 2019
This morning Biolinq, a digital health company specializing in minimally invasive continuous glucose monitoring, raised $4.75 million in extended Series A financing. This new capital was led by JDRF T1D Fund, Aphelion Capital and LifeSci Venture Partners.  This latest funding announcement will build on the $10 million the company raised in November of 2017, bringing the total Series A capital to...